TP-Link USB Printer Controller Not Working on Windows 10

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TP-Link USB Printer Controller Not Working on Windows 10
TP-Link USB Printer Controller Not Working on Windows 10
2020-09-10 15:24:36 - last edited 2020-09-14 03:36:51
Model: Archer C3150  
Hardware Version: V2
Firmware Version: 3.0.0 0.9.1 v005f.0 Build 170926 Rel.63400n

I have a Brother HL-2240D connected to the USB port of the Archer C3150. I installed the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller on Windows but it didn't find any printers even though the printer is detected by the router. According to the official documentation (https://static.tp-link.com/resources/compatible/Print-Server/Print_Server_Compatibility_List_160804.pdf), it should have worked. Why is it not detected? 

 

 

 

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2020-09-11 05:27:11 - last edited 2020-09-14 03:36:51

@Kevin_Z 

 

I restarted my computer and restarted the application. It looks like this time I has detected the printer. Thanks for reaching out.

 

 

After I installed the drivers, it didn't detect the drivers correct drivers. I had to first auto-connect using `Fax`. Then delete the auto-connected printer and re-create the auto-connect setting. Only then I saw the correct driver. Someone else had a similar problem and their solution worked for me: https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/168088.

 

 

 

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2020-09-11 02:46:13

@DennisS 

 

Hello,

 

What's the operating system of your computer? Is it possible to try on a different computer?

 

When the printer is connected to the USB port on the C3150, does the light show up? How about change the C3150 to router mode?

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2020-09-11 05:27:11 - last edited 2020-09-14 03:36:51

@Kevin_Z 

 

I restarted my computer and restarted the application. It looks like this time I has detected the printer. Thanks for reaching out.

 

 

After I installed the drivers, it didn't detect the drivers correct drivers. I had to first auto-connect using `Fax`. Then delete the auto-connected printer and re-create the auto-connect setting. Only then I saw the correct driver. Someone else had a similar problem and their solution worked for me: https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/forum/topic/168088.

 

 

 

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2020-09-14 03:37:23

@DennisS 

 

Thanks a lot for sharing this and we will soon test this to confirm.

 

Good days.

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2020-11-24 05:34:29

@DennisS Hi have the same problem. I'm using TP Link w8970 with Canon IP1700. I restart the windows, doesn't change anything. Everytime i turn on TP Link Printer Controller software, my laptop was making that connect usb and disconnect usb notification sound. The notification sound goes back and forth with nothing showing on the printer controller display.

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2021-09-24 23:54:35

@DennisS 

Thanks this does work. I think when it prints to fax the printer driver kicks in somehow to allow actual printer to be recognized later

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